This is a picture of a BART train.

Much like the Large Hadron Collider but way less expensive, BART’s new plans for internet/phone connectivity in the tunnel underneath the bay on Tuesday came to a grindingly sudden halt on the rails of progress. Meaning there were a few unexpected side-effects, like, say … service not working.

It’s all good though, because service should be up sometime soon. And when it is, a whole 100 percent of 35 percent of BART’s underground tunnels and half of its underground stations. You can expect wireless service at the Downtown Berkeley station by the second quarter of 2010.

Image Source: skronk! under Creative Commons
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